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Maintenance Repair 1 - Plumber - Department of Facilities Management

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Facilities Management
Maintenance Repair 1 - Plumber
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$49,147 per annum, as per IBEW 1928

Employees in this class perform maintenance and renovations of buildings, equipment and grounds on all University owned assets. This position troubles, maintains and repairs equipment, building structure and building systems and ensures all hot, chilled, domestic and storm water systems along with steam and sewage systems are in good repair through maintenance and/or new installations.


  • Carries out plumbing related projects such as installing new plumbing systems, prepares material lists for such projects, and carries out installation in accordance with local, provincial, and Federal codes and regulations
  • Trouble shoots, maintains, and repairs all plumbing related systems and equipment such as domestic water systems, heating systems, cooling systems, drainage systems, humidification systems, sprinkler systems, compressed air systems, steam systems, medical gas systems, and compressed air systems
  • Trouble shoots, maintains, and repairs equipment such as pressure reducing stations, pumps, compressors, boilers, burner systems, garburators, commercial kitchen equipment, refrigeration equipment, etc.
  • Trouble shoots, maintains, and repairs all instrumentation on the equipment and systems within campus
  • Carries out maintenance, repairs and installation of wall coverings, wall protective systems and track systems. Installs white/bulletin boards, paper dispensers, keyboard trays, etc.
  • Carries out maintenance and repairs to miscellaneous furniture and equipment such as chairs, tables, microwaves, beds, etc.
  • Carries out non plumbing minor repairs or initial investigation work such as carpentry, ventilation, millwright, welding, groundwork, etc.
  • Repair, reset and reprogram fire alarm and security systems
  • Requisitions for material, supplies and tools relating to proposed or actual work being performed and inventory purposes
  • Such other duties as may be assigned by supervisor
  • Directly responsible to the Maintenance Foreman
  • Provides working guidance to co-workers, students, and part-time employees


  • Grade 12 education level with diploma
  • Journeyman’s Plumbing ticket from the Prince Edward Island department of Labour
  • Preference will be given Red Seal certification as a plumber
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of building systems and equipment with preference in an education/health care setting, after journeyman’s status
  • Computer software experience
  • Valid driver’s license and a Criminal Record Check will be required
Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.